This friendly organisation was set up in 1997 by Marion and Trevor King to arrange Ski and Bridge holidays in the Alps for guests to enjoy their winter sports during the daytime along with a full programme of Duplicate Bridge to enjoy in the evenings as an aprés ski activity.

Staying in good quality hotels with alpine character the aprés ski emphasis is on Bridge with seminars and discussions led by Mike Graham, an extremely experienced tournament player and amusing speaker who is always available to talk about those tricky hands and interesting bidding problems. The duplicate sessions are directed by Trevor King who is an E.B.U. qualified County director who has also been a member of the EBU panel of Tournament Directors. Trevor is also a fully qualified Professional Bridge teacher. Marion is also an experienced teacher and is a wizard at computer scoring.

Sadly during the 100th Alpine Bridge holiday in March 2020 the Covid Pandemic hit the Alpine Ski resorts hard, and it was with great regret that the special activities planned for the week had to be curtailed and all the guests had to rapidly return to the UK as the first lockdowns in Europe commenced.

Following a total shutdown of the ski lifts in France during the 2021 ski season, an increasing level of uncertainty has caused the permanent closure of our chosen venue, the Hotel l'Ancolie in Champagny, which has now been sold for a major re-development project. Luckily there are other options now available with an exciting new venue in Serre Chevallier for the 2024 season. Full details are on the programme page.

As a result of the issues above we have teamed up with Claudia and Zeb Stocken at StockenBridge Breaks with effect from July 2023, and who have kindly agreed to work with us for a couple of years to continue to explore exciting new venues for our guests. As Claudia actually lives out in the French Alps in the wonderful ski resort of Serre Chevalier, which was actually the host resort for many of our early ski trips, we hope to enjoy continuing excellence in the running of Ski and Bridge holidays for the future, with Marion and Trevor taking more of a back seat as time goes by.

StockenBridge is already well respected by their own guests for their Luxury Bridge breaks in the UK, Europe and Morocco and we look forward to a long lasting relationship for the benefit of all those Bridge playing friends and guests who enjoy the finer things in life.

First time bridge players are welcome, as lessons can be organised. Bridge partners can be guaranteed for those travelling solo.

Details of future holidays click here.


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